Whatever Happened To The Cast Of The Hills?

Upon its debut in 2006, "The Hills" took aspirational California living to a whole new level. The "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" spin-off gave viewers more reason to follow the fast-paced lives of "Laguna Beach" stars Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth, and Kristin Cavallari. In addition, fans were treated to another crop of soon-to-be celebrities whose names would feature in countless headlines and in shocking storylines each week on MTV.   


The marvelous popularity of "The Hills" propelled its cast (and the show's "Unwritten" theme song by Natasha Bedingfield) into unimaginable fame well past its expiration date in 2010. LC dropped her nickname and became Lauren Conrad, a celebrated fashion designer, wife, and mom of two kids. Meanwhile, Cavallari went on to marry and divorce NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, become a mother of three children, and star in her own reality show.

Nine years after the final episode of the series aired, its reboot titled "The Hills: New Beginnings" premiered. Now longstanding fans of "The Hills" are reliving the magic that first made the show a pop culture phenomenon. With the series experiencing a second life, it's only right to take a look back at the original cast of "The Hills" to see where they are now.


Lauren Conrad became a highly successful businesswoman with a family

On "The Hills," Lauren Conrad was known as aspiring fashion designer LC from Laguna Beach, California. Bright-eyed and eager to take on her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Conrad was the main star of the show. Fans glommed onto her internship experiences at Teen Vogue and couldn't wait to see what became of her romantic relationships, particularly with resident bad boy Jason Wahler. Her friendships also took center stage. When her friendship with Audrina Patridge took a rocky turn, a dramatic conversation between the two led to a meme-worthy moment thanks to Conrad's famous single black tear


After six seasons of "The Hills," "the girl who didn't go to Paris" did pretty well for herself. Lauren Conrad has had a stunning transformationgraduating from FIDM and creating a handful of fashion lines, including The Lauren Conrad Collection (via Page Six), LC Lauren Conrad, and Paper Crown. The entrepreneur also expanded into accessories, beauty, kids, and home and office, and she became an author. Her novels "L.A. Candy" and "Sweet Little Lies" have topped the prestigious New York Times Bestsellers list.  

Besides being a savvy businesswoman, Conrad married Something Corporate guitarist/backing vocalist William Tell, whom she first met at the age of 16 (via Us Weekly), in 2014. They are the proud parents of two sons, Charlie Wolf and Liam James.


Kristin Cavallari stayed Very Cavallari

Like Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari went from "Laguna Beach" to "The Hills" with aplomb, ready to take on the world. On both shows, Cavallari maintained her brassy reputation and status as Conrad's rival. After "The Hills" and before heading to "The Hills: New Beginnings" Season 2, the businesswoman played a variety of characters on television and film with roles on "Veronica Mars," "CSI: NY," and "The Middle," and she appeared on other reality shows like "Cupcake Wars," "RuPaul's Drag Race," and "Hollywood Medium." She also competed on Season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars" alongside Mark Ballas. 


Cavallari released a 2016 autobiography "Balancing in Heels" and two cookbooks, "True Roots" (2018) and "True Comfort" (2020). She also founded the jewelry company Uncommon James and designs children's clothing under the Little James kidswear and accessories brand. 

In 2013, Cavallari married NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, and the couple starred in the hit reality series, "Very Cavallari." The show went on for three seasons, but ended due to their shocking split in 2020. Though Cavallari alleged that Cutler engaged in "marital misconduct" during their marriage in divorce docs (via ET), Cavallari and Cutler, who share three kids Saylor, Jaxon, and Camden, decided on a joint custody and property agreement in May 2020, according to Page Six. However, the divorce proceedings allegedly turned messy, as TMZ reported that Cutler seemingly requested half of Cavallari's Uncommon James company.


Heidi Montag became a Pratt with goals of being a Christian pop artist

Before becoming Spencer Pratt's wife, Heidi Pratt was Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad's friend and college classmate at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising on "The Hills." During the series, the Colorado native dropped out of FIDM to work for Bolthouse Productions. Her storyline on the show became even more pronounced upon getting involved with Conrad's rival, Spencer Pratt. The couple eventually took things to the next level as she became Mrs. Spencer Pratt in 2009 (via MTV News) and eventually had a son named Gunner Stone.


Pratt herself made headlines for undergoing numerous plastic surgeries. In 2010, she made the cover an Us Weekly issue for being "addicted to plastic surgery." In 2019, amid the first season of "The Hills: New Beginnings," Heidi revealed to Cosmopolitan that she was "way too young" and was "under so much pressure" at the time of her surgical procedures. 

Pratt also released her debut album, "Superficial," in 2010. She told Life & Style that each track "takes me back to where I was in that moment in time in my life, and being on 'The Hills.' Every song makes me smile for a different reason." She also stars in "The Hills: New Beginnings," on which she revealed her dreams of being a Christian pop artist.


Spencer Pratt is a dad with a penchant for crystals

Before appearing on "The Hills" as the show's villain du jour, Spencer Pratt co-created, co-executive produced, and starred in the reality series "The Princes of Malibu" with brothers Brody and Brandon Jenner in 2005. Pratt and Brody Jenner would meet again in "The Hills," but with the former shaking things up to scandalous effect. On the show, Pratt's romantic relationship with fellow cast member Heidi Montag helped cause a rift in her friendship with Lauren Conrad. Montag and Pratt were accused of spreading a rumor about Conrad and ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler, and Pratt later confessed in an interview with Complex in 2015 that he was the one that made the allegation. Pratt's contentious relationships with sister Stephanie Pratt and Montag's family were also highlighted during his tenure on "The Hills."


Pratt used his notoriety from starring on "The Hills" to star in other reality shows with Montag as a married couple like "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!," "Celebrity Big Brother," and "Marriage Boot Camp." They also star together on "The Hills: New Beginnings."

Pratt's love of crystals, which were featured on "The Hills," has expanded into a full blown business for the celebrity. He created his Pratt Daddy crystal jewelry line as a result of finding "alternative healing methods" amid his wife's post-surgery complications. 

Audrina Patridge made a splash on TV and film

Audrina Patridge was the eyes and ears of Quixote Studios as a receptionist while on "The Hills." Like most of her fellow castmates, her dating life was also held under a microscope, and her romances with Justin Bobby Brescia and musician Ryan Cabrera were featured storylines on the reality series. 


Patridge's career and love life reached other peaks and valleys after the finale of "The Hills." She ventured into becoming a movie and TV star and landed roles in several titles including "Family Guy," "Into the Blue 2: The Reef," and "Sorority Row" (via IMDb). While being interviewed by Showbiz Junkies at the "Sorority Row" premiere in 2009, she stated, "I loved the script. It was an experience that I'll never forget. I've always wanted to be involved in a horror film." 

Patridge went back to her reality roots in with the debut of her own self-titled reality TV series, "Audrina," in 2011. The celebrity also spent some time hosting NBC's travel lifestyle series "1st Look" from 2014 to 2015, and took to the dance floor as Tony Dovolani's partner on "Dancing With the Stars" during Season 11.  


As for her romantic dalliances, the "Hills: New Beginnings" star married professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in 2016 (via E! News). Patridge filed for divorce and a temporary restraining order from Bohan in 2017, per TMZ. She's also a mom to daughter Kirra.  

Stephanie Pratt found further reality TV fame across the pond

Spencer Pratt's sister, Stephanie Pratt, emerged as another reality star on "The Hills." Unfortunately for her, her brother was none too pleased about her friendship with Lauren Conrad, which effectively decimated their relationship. After life on "The Hills," Pratt ventured to the United Kingdom, finding more fame as a cast member of British reality series "Made in Chelsea" and several "Made in Chelsea" spinoffs. She also appeared on the UK's version of "Celebrity Big Brother" (Season 14) and British dating reality show "Celebs Go Dating." Pratt found love on "Made in Chelsea" with then-boyfriend Josh Shepherd, but the two split while filming "Made in Chelsea: LA" (via Daily Mail).


In 2020, amid protests in Santa Monica following the killing of George Floyd, Pratt condemned the "looters" in a since-deleted tweet, saying, "Using this tragedy as their excuse to rob and burn all of our towns down" (via New York Daily News). She soon faced backlash, which led to a mugshot of Pratt's, following her arrest for shoplifting in 2006, to go viral

Pratt was a main cast member in the first season of "The Hills: New Beginnings." However, she quit the show and gave fans her lengthy reason via Instagram in July 2019. In her post, she called Heidi Pratt an "awful human being" and a "hideous person."

Lo Bosworth took control of her health and created a wellness empire

Lo Bosworth was Lauren Conrad's best friend and close confidant on "The Hills." Though she had a dust-up on the show with Audrina Patridge, Bosworth is remembered as one of the most likable personalities of the series.  


Bosworth's health after her stint on "The Hills" took center stage as she experienced several scares, with one being "a traumatic brain injury." On Instagram in March 2021, she revealed to fans the cause of the incident (a swinging kitchen door fell on her head while at a restaurant) that occurred in 2019. "I was in the hospital and suffered a moderate to severe concussion for months ... I still struggle to recall words from time to time and get my thoughts out coherently 2 years later," she confessed, while adding that she also discovered she had mononucleosis after the accident.  

Apart from her concussion and mono diagnosis, Bosworth shared her "crippling" battle with anxiety and depression in an essay written for her Lo Down website. She wrote that 2016 was "the worst year ever," due to a "severe vitamin deficiency that went undiscovered for 16 months." Bosworth eventually found a mix of vitamins to fit into her daily schedule and help alleviate her health woes. The International Culinary Center graduate turned her pain into profit by establishing Love Wellness, a body care company for women complete with multivitamin and vaginal health care products. 


Whitney Port married a City producer and became a fashion designing mom

"The Hills" viewers first became familiar with Whitney Port as she starred on the show as Lauren Conrad's Teen Vogue colleague. Ten years after interning for the magazine and appearing on The Hills, Port told "Entertainment Tonight" that the casting process actually "happened really organically." She added, "I applied for an internship at Teen Vogue for the fall ... and they said, 'If you want the job, you kinda have to be comfortable with a camera crew because MTV's starting to film a TV show here." 


Port's reality TV stardom continued with her own show, "The City," which gave fans a look at her steering a career in fashion in New York City. "The City" lasted two seasons and Port put her admirable work experiences to the test to launch her own clothing collection, Whitney Eve, which she dissolved in 2013 (via The Shift). Still, the California native stayed in the spotlight, appearing as a judge on "Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model" and having a cameo role as herself in the 2012 romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting." In 2020, the multitalented personality created her Love, Whit capsule collection via Rent the Runway.

Port married former "The City" producer Tim Rosenman, and they have a son, named Sonny. Port is also the brainchild behind her "With Whit" podcast, and she has a YouTube channel and an eco-friendly loungewear line COZeCO. She stars on "The Hills: New Beginnings."


Brody Jenner's love life remained in the spotlight

As a member of the famed Jenner-Kardashian clan, Brody Jenner's name was always synonymous with reality TV prior to appearing on "The Hills." But the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star seemed to come into his own as a cast member of the "Laguna Beach" spin-off. After starring on "The Hills," he made the leap to other reality TV fare including the reality competition show "Bromance" and the E! talk show "Sex With Brody." Although it was reported that Jenner married blogger Kaitlynn Carter in 2018, sources confirmed to People in 2019 that the two had not legally married. One source explained, "Brody and Kaitlynn have had issues for years. It is no secret amongst those who knew them. And the show was not good for them." Jenner and Carter announced their separation in 2019 (via Entertainment Tonight).


The drama within Jenner and Carter's relationship is a topic of discussion on "The Hills: New Beginnings," but Jenner stated in the second season of the show that the duo maintain a friendship. Carter, who's currently dating boyfriend Kristopher Brock, broke the news of her pregnancy to Jenner on an episode of "New Beginnings" in July (via MTV News), after publicly made the announcement via Instagram in June. Per Entertainment Tonight, Jenner admitted he thought it "hurtful" that he wasn't one of the first people Carter told about being pregnant. 

Jason Wahler is enjoying sobriety and life as a dad

Jason Wahler's reality TV journey began with MTV's "Laguna Beach." He then moved on, appearing in "The Hills," and his tempestuous relationship with Lauren Conrad was as the forefront of episodes throughout the series. Even though he was captured on TV living a sought-after lifestyle, Wahler revealed to Fox411 that being a part of "The Hills" encouraged his years-long struggle with addiction. "The depiction was amazing — I had money; I had fame; I had cars; I had access and all this stuff, but I would be at my house — at my own party with a couple hundred people -– in the bathroom, snorting cocaine and walk out with a beer and pretend everything was okay," he said.  


After grappling with his addictions, the reality star turned his life around. He admitted on E! News' "Just the Sip" podcast in 2019 that "it's a daily reprieve" living sober. Wahler also stated that he's since reconciled with ex-girlfriend Conrad. He called his decision to apologize to her as "freeing." "When you can take ownership in your actions and let people know that you truly want to make things right and that you apologize and you take the actions to fix what you did, it feels good," he added.  

The "Hills: New Beginnings" public figure and his wife, Ashley Slack, have two children — daughter Delilah Ray and son Wyatt Ragle (via People). 

You can find Justin Bobby on The Hills: New Beginnings

Justin Bobby Brescia, also known as Justin Bobby, was the bad-boy celebrity hairdresser and musician who broke Audrina Patridge's heart on "The Hills." Years after starring on the series that made him famous, Brescia, who is not worth as much as you'd think, is back on "The Hills: New Beginnings." He believes that the way in which he was portrayed on "The Hills" was a bit inaccurate. "Did I agree with the storylines and how they made me look? No, because it wasn't true," he told the New York Daily News.  


The state of Brescia and girlfriend Lindsay Pelas' relationship, which was feature on Season 1, hangs in the balance as there's been speculation of a split (via Hollywood Life). In 2019, Pelas told Life & Style that she wasn't worried about her then-boyfriend rekindling any flame with Patridge. "I think that if it's meant to be, that's not something to worry about anyway. So I really don't spend much of this relationship worrying about anything," she said. 

With Pelas' absence in Season 2 of "The Hills: New Beginnings" and Patridge's kiss with Brody Jenner, viewers will just have to find out what comes of Brescia's future in love. 

Frankie Delgado stepped back from the party scene to become a family man

Frankie Delgado was always known as the life of the party on "The Hills." In 2019, Delgado told Page Six that, after his time on the series came to a close, he "started dedicating myself to this nightlife work, to this hospitality world." He shared, "I took a more serious job with a group called SBE and I partnered up with my dear friend and brother Sam Nazarian and we started opening different venues together." 


Delgado also acted in onscreen projects and has producing credits under his belt (per IMDb). The married father of two kids returned back to reality television in 2019 as a cast member of "The Hills: New Beginnings," but told ET Canada that shooting for the show's first season was "awkward." He explained, "I think the original 'Hills' was a lot of fun because we were all in a different stage of our lives where there was no real things to ... nothing to lose is the word I've been using. ... we had no camaraderie anymore. It was gone. Nobody knew each other. Ten years was a long time to really grow up." 

However, Delgado added that there was no sense of discomfort between him and Brody Jenner as the two remained friends after "The Hills."


Kelly Cutrone is still a fierce boss

Kelly Cutrone's wise words and invaluable mentorship gave "Hills" stars Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad the tools they needed to succeed in the fashion industry. Both Port and Conrad worked for the PR maven behind the scenes of her fashion and PR lifestyle agency, People's Revolution. Port told Entertainment Tonight in 2016 that she "wasn't ever really hired" by Teen Vogue after toiling away as an intern for the magazine, but that her part-time job at People's Revolution was real.   


The PR maven also starred in Port's "The City" spin-off series and was given her own reality show, "Kell On Earth." "Kell on Earth" focused on Cutrone's hectic yet rewarding life in public relations and her personal life outside the fashion industry. The mother of one is a New York Times bestselling author with two books on her resume: "Normal Gets You Nowhere" and "If You Have To Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You." Cutrone's business advice has also provided her opportunities to speak in front of audiences for events.

Notably, the TV personality, who appeared on "America's Next Top Model" as a judge, raised eyebrows due to her belief at the time that "American women want to see thin models," as she told ABC News in 2013.


Lisa Love never stopped being a fashion icon

Lisa Love arguably cemented her iconic status on "The Hills" after telling Lauren Conrad that she would always be known as "the girl who didn't go to Paris." It was apparent that Conrad and Whitney Port's former Teen Vogue boss was all business on "The Hills" and still is years after starring in it. In 2018, it was announced in a press release that Love was taking her fashion know-how to Condé Nast's in-house creative agency, CNX.  


However as of August 2021, Love has been acknowledged as a Contributing Editor on Vogue magazine's masthead. She was formerly known as the senior West Coast Editor of Vogue, per Observer, and West Coast Director of Teen Vogue, per Paper.

According to her Instagram account, Love continues to enjoy an idyllic life filled with beautiful scenery and friendships with other famous luminaries such as Sonic Youth vocalist Kim Gordon. In July 2021, Love posted that she and Gordon teamed up with denim label Citizens of Humanity to design a t-shirt for the Los Angeles branch of Girls Inc.